Brandon Belt 1B SF 2 days ago

Belt went 3-for-5 with a double, triple, five RBI and two runs in a victory over the Padres on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It was Belt's first three-hit game since Opening Day and his first five-RBI night of the season. Belt has reached base five straight games, mostly due to his newfound patience. He has 14 walks and just 13 strikeouts in 72 at-bats. Belt is now also slashing .303/.402/.513.

Brandon Belt 1B SF 3 days ago

Belt reached base three times via the walk and scored two runs in Monday's win over San Diego.

Competitive Edge Analysis

While an 0-for-1 day at the plate doesn't sound appealing from a fantasy perspective, Belt definitely delivered for those in OBP leagues. He continues to exhibit excellent patience as evidenced by an on-base percentage (.386) over 100 points higher than his batting average (.275). With three homers and 11 RBI to compliment his excellent on-base skills, Belt is on his way to a productive year as long as he can stay healthy.

Brandon Belt 1B SF 5 days ago

Belt is not in the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Belt typically sits against lefties, and Sunday will be no different, as the Marlins will send southpaw Adam Conley to the hill. In his stead, Buster Posey will move from behind the plate to first base, allowing Trevor Brown to get the starting nod at catcher.

Brandon Belt 1B SF 1 week ago

Belt is back in the lineup Wednesday, batting cleanup and playing first base against the Diamondbacks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After getting the night off Tuesday against southpaw Robbie Ray, Belt will get back to his usual spot in the order for Wednesday's matchup. Belt will be facing a familiar foe Wednesday with Zack Greinke on the hill for the Diamondbacks. In 17 career at-bats against the Arizona ace, Belt has collected five hits, including one home run, while striking out six times.

Brandon Belt 1B SF 1 week ago

Belt is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He will head to the bench for the first time this season with lefty Robbie Ray due up for Arizona. Buster Posey is set to start at first base in Belt's absence, his first start at first this year, as Trevor Brown takes over behind the plate. Belt has hit safely in seven of his last eight games with three home runs over that span, including one against a left-handed pitcher.

Brandon Belt 1B SF 2 weeks ago

Belt smacked his second homer of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Rockies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Belt has started 2016 off on the right foot, slashing .313/.421/.594 through nine games. He has shown flashes in the past, but hasn't been able to deliver due to inconsistency or injury. This may be the year he finally puts it all together, as he is in the prime of his career and surrounded by one of the best lineups he has ever been a part of.

Brandon Belt 1B SF 3 weeks ago

Belt went yard for the first time in 2016 Sunday, going 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and three RBI in a 9-6 win over the Dodgers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It had been a bit of a slow start for the recently re-signed first baseman, but Sunday's performance got his slash lines closer to where they should be (.292/.433/.542). Health has usually been the main reason for Belt falling short of expectations, so if he can stay healthy then he could finally put together the fantasy-friendly season we have all been waiting for.

Brandon Belt 1B SF 3 weeks ago

Belt agreed to terms Friday on a five-year extension with the Giants, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The financial details are not immediately available, but the deal is reportedly similar to the six-year, $75 million extension the team handed Brandon Crawford recently, although Belt's deal is expected to be slightly bigger. An average annual value of about $16 million per year starting in 2017, with a tweak to his current one-year deal for 2016 is expected. The Giants are locking up a promising young core, as Belt, who is about to turn 28, would have been a free agent following the 2017 season. San Francisco may be getting Belt at a bargain if it turns out that he has not yet peaked as a player, which is quite possible. Last year he slashed .280/.356/.478 with 18 home runs and nine steals in 137 games, and he is already getting on base at a .409 clip in the early going this year.

Brandon Belt 1B SF 1 month ago

Belt had a huge day at the plate Wednesday, going 3-for-3 with a double, two homers and three RBI against the Diamondbacks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Even more impressive than his stat line was the fact that Belt collected all three hits against left-handed pitchers. His numbers against southpaws last season (.264/.345/.457) weren't far off from his marks against righties (.287/.360/.485), but manager Bruce Bochy will likely still bench Belt against some lefties and slide Buster Posey over to first base.

Brandon Belt 1B SF 1 month ago

Belt (undisclosed) returned to the lineup Sunday, going 4-for-4 with four RBI and his first home run of the spring in the 10-4 win over Colorado.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Belt was scratched from Saturday's lineup for undisclosed reasons, but the club stated that it was not injury-related. He reassured owners by having his best day at the plate during Cactus League play. Belt has the starting first base job locked down for Opening Day, but he will likely lose 10-15 starts when Buster Posey slides over to first base during his "off days."